NSW showcases its defence industry

7 October 2015

Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition

NSW naval and defence capabilities are being promoted to thousands of national and international potential buyers this week at a major naval and maritime expo in Sydney.

The NSW Department of Industry is showcasing the state's defence capabilities at the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition, hosting 12 NSW companies from Sydney, the Hunter and the Illawarra-Shoalhaven at its stand.

The NSW Government is working to help NSW companies become part of the global supply chain for major defence projects including the Future Submarine project and the Future Frigate Replacement and the Offshore Patrol Vessels programs together worth about $89 billion.

The maritime expo is being in Sydney for the ninth time and is expected to attract about 10,000 visitors, including 50 International Heads of Navy. It is the only exhibition of its kind in the Asia Pacific.

On 6 October2015, NSW Minister for Industry Anthony Roberts visited the NSW Government's Pacific 2015 stand and issued a media release about the government's support for the state's defence industry. We have also published photos of the NSW Government's stand and the expo.

South Coast company Air Affairs Australia, a participant on the NSW stand, announced it had recently won an Australian Defence Force contract to supply training support to the Navy and Air Force including aerial target towing and tactical flight missions.

More information

View the video of the NSW stand at the PACIFIC 2015 International Maritime Exposition.

About the NSW defence industry

The NSW defence industry, worth $5 billion, includes companies involved in combat systems, sonar, electronic warfare, systems integration, electronics and instrumentation.

The state is home to more than 80 of Australia's defence bases and establishments and about 28 per cent of the nation's military and civilian personnel.